Monthly Archives: March 2015

Cutler and Gross joins diverse occupier line-up at Leeds Victoria Quarter

Posted on 31 March, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Top Properties

Hammerson’s Victoria Quarter is steadily becoming one of Leeds’ premier retail destinations, with strong investment into diversification attracting an increasing number of retailers from the luxury end of the market. This week, the operator has... Read More

Rising Rents spell Trouble Ahead for independent West End Restaurants

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Rising rents in London are a positive trend for developers and landlords who, after numerous years of recession, welcome the boost to income and the opportunity to engage in speculative builds. However, for small independent businesses, the increases... Read More

Latest addition to Keele University Science and Business Park underpins Global Visibility

Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Commercial Developments

Construction work is to begin in May on a £7 million state-of-the-art innovation centre on the Keele University campus. The 30,000 sq ft scheme is a joint partnership between Staffordshire County Council and Keele University, and is expected to... Read More

SRV announces start of ambitious Helsinki REDI scheme

Posted on by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

Finnish development and construction company SRV has announced the launch of its ambitious €225 million REDI scheme in downtown Helsinki. REDI is a hybrid, high-rise development at the heart of the Kalasatama metro quarter incorporating a modern... Read More

Cannock Chase Outlet Village raises Wildlife fears

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

A West Midlands council is considering plans for a designer outlet village which conservationists claim would endanger a nearby wildlife reserve — which Cannock Chase Council has already defended as “particularly important”. The £115m Mill Green... Read More

Demand for student accommodation sways market in Aberdeen and Liverpool

Posted on 30 March, 2015 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

A multi-million pound scheme to transform an historic Aberdeen church into a business hub has been abandoned because of a lack of office demand. The city’s Triple Kirks church will now be converted to student accommodation. The decision by developer,... Read More

Bulldog Hotel Group to double UK Portfolio

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

As the British economy continues to take greater steps towards recovery, many growing firms are examining their options for revenue growth by channelling investment into expansion. This has been a particularly popular trend in sectors relating to the tourism... Read More

Rockspring in quick-fire Suffolk and City deals

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Sales and Lets

On the same day it paid £47.5m for a Suffolk retail park, the independent real estate fund Rockspring has sold a City of London office block for £70m. The UK and European focused asset manager acquired the Euro Retail Park at Ipswich from Helix... Read More

‘Comfortably Boring’ Healthcare outperforms all Commercial Property Sectors

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Industry News

Healthcare property continues to outperform all other commercial sectors, a new survey has shown. Last year returns from healthcare investment reached nine per cent for the first time in more than a decade. Sponsored by chartered surveyors Aitchison... Read More

St Modwen gets go-ahead for Skelmersdale town centre scheme

Posted on 29 March, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Developments

West Lancashire Borough Council has granted full planning consent for St Modwen’s £10 million mixed use development in Skelmersdale. The scheme, located between the existing town centre and the new college campus, will deliver 100,000 sq ft of... Read More